Why I'm Forever Committed to Solo Wellness Getaways
Have you ever felt like you needed a vacation? I know I have!
With more people making the decision to prioritize their health than ever before, solo traveling is beginning to get the much due health-focused experience it deserves. Whether you’re opting to take a cross-country road trip, or pitch a tent and take a digital detox under the stars there are endless ways of keeping your health intact.
From an array of health retreats, and wellness hotels to choose from there are destinations around the world that will help you highlight self-care, help you slow down, and find your thrill chill.
With options like on-site yoga and morning meditations, to cooking classes and excursions there is no reason to fall away from your health journey as you travel away from home.
This year, one of the biggest commitments that I’ve made to myself is to prioritize time to ensure I’m feeling refreshed, energized, and ready to take on life.
Two weeks ago I was able to take a solo trip to Palm Springs, and it was a blast. Palm Springs, California has a list of wellness resorts that will not disappoint. There are a variety of activities that you can indulge in that will allow you to reconnect with the importance of self-care and treating yourself.
When you travel and experience things solely by yourself you can go where you want when you want, you can really be in the moment, and it’s a much better way to meet other people.
Just driving around the city is relaxing enough alone. One of my favorite things is just walking around and checking out all of the architecture and beautiful real estate properties.
For so many people, the idea of true solo travel can be a real challenge. Mostly, because when you’re always in the company of other people you’re not used to your own company. It can make you uncomfortable; bring about a lot of thinking time; and make you face yourself, and a few fears alone. But, once you are able to step out of that your self-confidence will thank you so much for choosing to be less likely to be put off doing random things. You’ll also feel an immense sense of achievement.
Using my trip to Palm Springs as a great time to catch up with myself was amazing. I stayed at this chic hotel in Desert Springs, California which is about ten minutes outside of Palm Springs. While the hotel appears to be built around 5 different swimming pools they were actually all natural desert hot springs with temperatures ranging from 105 to 114 degrees. A little oasis in the middle of February’s 40 degree temperatures.
The absolute highlight of my trip was undoubtedly visiting the Moorten Botanical Garden.
It was seriously a dream! Moorten Botanical Garden is definitely a top 5 travel destination in Palm Springs. Established in the late 1930s, the Moorten Botanical Garden is seriously brimming with beauty, color and plant fragrance. I decided to visit here for a botanical tour and learn more about different plants and animal species. It was perfect inspiration for my Root 2 Rise Nursery. I was even able to treat myself to some of the beautiful nursery grown plants that are available for sale.
Another surprise for me while on vacation in Palm Springs was that the broadway was in town! It’s been years since I have seen the musical rent, but to be able to see it live on broadway at the McCallum Theatre for my first solo trip of the year was just too cool!
Seeing the musical was to impromptu, which made it even more fun. During intermission I met a couple who recommended a local seafood restaurant where they had eaten before the show. Going with the flow I decided to eat there the next day before heading back home to Las Vegas.
The restaurant called Snow & Crab was absolutely amazing. Because I was eating alone I was able to make friends with my server Theresa! Theresa moved to Palm Springs from Vietnam 3 years ago and absolutely loves it. She was so kind and even sent out a free beer and let me taste a few of her favorite appetizers on the menu at no charge. (I guess that what happens when you stumble into a joint at their slowest hour, in the middle of the week, with Vegas plates, and all on your very own!)
The restaurant atmosphere was great, and the food was delish. If you ever make it to Snow & Crab definitely make sure to ask for Theresa!
The trip ended perfectly with me driving home around sunset. I didn’t even realize that my drive home was on a road considered one of the greatest sights to see in the city.
This is San Jacinto Peak, which is the highest peak of the San Jacinto Mountains, and Riverside County, California. WORLD RENOUND naturalist John Muir wrote about San Jacinto Peak stating “ The view from San Jacinto is the most sublime spectacle to be found anywhere on this earth.” You guys, I literally had to pull over on the side of the rode and jump through my sunroof to sit on top of my car and watch the sunset. It was well worth the wait!
All in all, time by yourself can give you the breathing space that you really need. It’s the perfect opportunity to do whatever adventurous thing that you’ve been putting off forever.
I can't wait to continue my solo-travel streak this year with some of my favorite getaway spots that inspire me to boost my mind, body and soul!
With Arizona, and Costa Rica already on the list I’m just over the moon excited to see the continued growth of wellness happening all over the world, and am so thankful for your interest in learning where I go when I’m looking to renew and recharge.
Until next time! Xx